Our Team

Dr. Ingram

Dr. Ingram

Walter L. Ingram, MD
Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Center

Dr. Walter Ingram did his general surgery residency and fellowship in trauma/burns at Emory, after which he assumed directorship of the Grady Burn Center in 1992. Presiding over a program that has grown to admitting over 500 burn patients per year and providing the vast majority of pediatric burn care in Georgia, Dr. Ingram has dedicated himself to fine-tuning the center’s capabilities. Throughout the years he has standardized wound care protocols, expanded hydrotherapy facilities, upgraded and refined pain control processes, and initiated services for patients with complex wound problems secondary to burns. Recently Dr. Ingram began working towards obtaining verification from the American Burn Association (ABA), the highest recommendation a burn center can receive. Following a very successful site visit, verification was granted in May 2012, officially acknowledging the Grady Burn Center for providing high quality adult and pediatric patient care and meeting the ABA’s demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources, and medical care services. In 2013, Dr. Ingram received the Senior Sage Award of the Grady Health Foundation and was named the physician category winner in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 16th Annual Health-Care Heroes Awards.

Faculty Appointment
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Board Certification

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Medical Degree
  • University of Texas Health Center, Dallas, TX, Class of 1986
  • Postgraduate Training
  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 1986-91
  • Fellowship in Trauma/Burns, Emory, 1991-92

Honors and Awards
J. Richard Amerson Resident Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, Class 2004

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Burn Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Trauma Society
  • Medical Association of Georgia

 

Dr. Hodge

Dr. Hodge

Juvonda S. Hodge, MD
Assistant Director, Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Center

After receiving her MD from New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Juvonda Hodge did her general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, from 1996-2001. Prior to coming to Emory, she served on the faculty of the College of Allied Health Professions of the University of South Alabama and was associate director of the burn unit at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. She now works with Dr. Walter Ingram, long-time director of the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, as the unit’s assistant medical director.

Faculty Appointment
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Burn Life Support Provider, Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor, American Burn Association

Honors and Awards

  • Surgical Educator of the Year, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2010, 2013
  • Red Sash Teaching Award, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2005-2013

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • National Medical Association
  • American Burn Association
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons

 

Dr. Williams

Dr. Williams

Rachael Williams

Dr. Williams received her MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 2009, and completed her general surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2014. Her burn and surgical critical care fellowships were done at Grady Memorial Hospital from 2014-2016. During her postgraduate training years she won three best oral presentation awards at annual meetings of the Southern Regional Burn Conference. A highlight of her 2015-2016 surgical critical care fellowship was her initiation of a clinical trial investigating non-invasive cardiac output monitoring in burn patients. Dr. Williams has published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Journal of Burn Care and Research, and is a reviewer and guest editor for the Journal of Global Infectious Diseases.

Faculty Appointment
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Burn Life Support Provider, Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor, American Burn Association

Honors and Awards

  • Claude Organ Award for Best Oral Presentation, American College of Surgeons, 2015
  • 1st Place, Oral Presentation, Southern Region Burn Conference, 2012, 2014, 2015

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Burn Association